Pedestrian accidents are one of the most common injury-producing accidents because pedestrians do not have the luxury of protection of ametal shields as the occupants of a vehicle do, or the safety of being secured by a seatbelt, or protection of a helmet. As such, the injuries and damages caused by pedestrian accidents tend to be more serious compare to an auto vs auto accident.
The significant forces involved in a vehicle collision vs. human body can produce not only the obvious and apparent results such as head trauma, spinal injuries, or fractured bones, it could also cause less apparent and obvious injuries such as internal bleeding, liver laceration due to the impact, and many more. The less obvious but more frequent results of such accidents are concussions, minor Traumatic Brain Injuries and their long-term effects.
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Sometimes injuries to the head do not produce visible sign, but it could cause long-term, even permanent symptoms including headaches, short and long-term memory loss, irritability and mood swings, and loss of cognitive functions. The injured person often may be unaware of these changes or may only be vaguely aware that “something” is wrong. It is quite often the case that the injured person’s family and friends may be the first to realize that something significant is occurring.Even in those instances where a direct blow to the head has not occurred, it is wise to be cautious and consult with a medical professional to rule out head trauma.It has been shown, for example, that acceleration/deceleration injuries can be caused to the brain in cases where rapid speed changes occurred, even if there was no apparent striking of the head on other objects — the medical evidence is that the brain can be “bruised” in these instances merely by impacting the inside of the skull when a sudden speed change happens.